Home School in the Woods Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

I have done a few other Home School in the Woods packs before so I know that our family has enjoyed them in the past, so I knew we wanted to check out the Make-A-State Activity-Pack from Homeschool in the Woods.

What the Make-A-State Activity Pack is is a printable set of hands on activities. There are 20 activities that can be done for each state. There is also a file folder game that can be printed and used to learn about the states as well as the capitals. Here are some of the activities you will find for each state.  

Each pack is able to be used by your entire household, no need to purchase individually for multiple children in the same family.   This activity pack is designed for grades 3-8.

We have been using it by doing one state at a time. If you wanted though – you could do the activities for a variety of states at a time and compare and contrast them. Just so I don’t have to keep the tabs open on my computer, I print out the entire state study at one time but my daughter completes one activity a day. We likely won’t complete all of the states in depth but will do some of the activities for each state {like the key facts, etc.}.

There is an information page about each state where you can find some of the information about each state. However, many of the facts will come from books you can get from the library or may already own or from internet research.

The project directions page will give you step by step directions for each page you complete. You store the activities as you complete them {I use a gallon size baggie}. Then after you are finished with them all – you will find the step-by-step directions to assemble the lap book.  Generally, if you need extra things for an activity – it is likely something you have on hand.  The one thing I found I needed and didn’t have was colored paper.

Each activity will only take a short amount of time – usually less than 15 minutes.  I like to include a book or section of a book to read with the activity if I have something that fits into that days lesson.  This works better with some packs like the U.S. Elections Lap-Pak.  Because of the variety of ages this can be used for – how much or how little research and work you do each day will vary.  

This is a great way to learn about a certain topic and there are plenty to choose from.  To find out more – visit the Homeschool Review Crew page.  

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